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Frame of Mind

Heady electronica is the order of the day for the swimming mix-up of synth strings and brass that makes up the main bulk of Tillmanns’ ‘Frame of Mind’.

An interesting bit of guitar work also features (or should that be guitar werk?) and adds the main hook with it’s sombre riff. In fact, I’d go as far as calling this band The Beatles of the electronica world.

The vocal is the semi-monotonal nod to the depressive undercurrents of the eighties, which was probably brought on by a combination of having to wear shoulder-pads to work and watching Dynasty. All in all, it’s the guitar that supplies most of the melody and hooks and the vocal becomes more an addition to the synth department.

Tillmanns might be a bit niche, but they’ll certainly appeal to the retro synth market! If you’re still wearing powder-grey eye shadow and pouting in the mirror – check them out.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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